At Least 5 People, Including Juvenile, Shot In Southwest Philadelphia, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – At least five people, including a child, were shot in Southwest Philadelphia, police say. The incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. in the area of Buist Avenue and South 70th Street on Sunday.

Police say at this point three men, a woman and a juvenile were shot and rushed to an area hospital.

No word on the victims’ conditions at this time.

No arrests have been made.

Authorities are actively investigating the shooting.

Stay with for this developing story.

‘People Don’t Come Out That Much No More’: Another Disturbing Weekend In Philadelphia Filled With Gun Violence

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It was another disturbing weekend of violence in the City of Brotherly Love, another weekend filled with gun violence. More than a dozen people have been shot since late Friday night, the gunfire erupting in nearly every pocket of Philadelphia, even on I-76.

Philadelphia Police have been very busy this weekend. There have been at least 15 shootings within city limits so far, but no one has been arrested.

Many families that have been impacted by the latest wave of gun violence in the city are left grieving.

Crime scene tape hangs on North Fourth and Wingohocking Streets in North Philadelphia, where police say a 33-year-old man was shot six times just before 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The flashing lights brought neighbors outside like an unplanned summer block party.

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Some were seen smiling and laughing just a few feet away from several shell case markings. But Philadelphia’s no-snitch culture dominates the neighborhood.

When residents were asked if they heard anything, they either said they weren’t around or they didn’t hear the gun shots.

Just some of the other shootings in Philadelphia over the weekend include a road-rage incident on Saturday night on the Schuylkill Expressway, near the 26th Street ramp. The victim was placed in stable condition.

On South Street, which is often packed with tourists, two shootings happened. One by Fourth Street early Saturday when two men were shot. Both survived.

The other happened early Sunday morning when a 22-year-old man was shot four times by 10th Street.

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That shooting happened just around the corner from a police sub station.

Business owners, like Leandro Bommarito at Little Italy Pizza, say due to the violence in recent years fewer families have been seen walking on South Street.

“It’s not a good thing at all. It’s sad,” Bommarito said. “People getting scared. People don’t come out that much no more.”

Since the weekend started, Philadelphia saw a total of 15 shootings and 21 victims – at the time of publication. Three of the victims died.

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Those killed in Philadelphia over the weekend include a man shot on East Walnut Lane in Germantown; another man was gunned down and died on North 20th Street in Tioga; and on Saturday afternoon a 38-year-old woman was shot in the head and killed inside the CBM Deli on Ridge Avenue in North Philadelphia. Loved ones identified her as April Coleman, a mother of five.

“She’s greatly missed, she was greatly loved,” Tanaya Kinard, Coleman’s friend, said. “It’s just a sad thing, beautiful person.”

The youngest victim from Philadelphia’s weekend shootings was a 16-year-old girl who was hit in the right arm. She is expected to survive.

Philadelphia Weather: Unsettled Weather Patterns With Daily Risk For Severe Storms Lay Ahead For Upcoming Work Week

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Get ready for a steamy and stormy stretch to extend through much of the upcoming work week. A frontal boundary will remain stalled over the area for several days resulting in unsettled weather into Thursday as well as a multi-day severe storm threat.

Save for a spotty shower, the first half of Monday will remain dry, yet by late afternoon, storms will begin to fire with activity to continue into the nighttime hours. Some storms could be strong to severe.

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A majority of the Delaware Valley, including Center City, is in a Slight Risk of severe weather on Monday.

Tuesday will also feature the potential of heavy rain and strong to severe storms with a Marginal Risk of severe weather for much of the area.

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Risk assessments are made by the Storm Prediction Center and are updated multiple times of day, so be sure to stay tuned to the evolving forecast.

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Rounds of showers and thunderstorms and humid conditions will be the trends of each day through Thursday until the stagnant pattern breaks on Friday.

A Philadelphian’s Guide To Swimming Season: When Philly Pools Open This Week

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The weather may not be the best, but swimming season kicks off Monday in Philadelphia. Pool openings will be staggered this week, beginning Monday with the Bridesburg Rec Center.

The city operates more than 70 pools.

They’ll be open from noon until 5 p.m.

Here is the full list of pool openings:

Monday, June 17

Bridesburg Recreation Center (4625 Richmond St., 19137)

Tuesday, June 18

Lee Cultural Center (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104)

O’Connor Pool (2601 South St., 19146)

Wednesday, June 19

Cione Playground (2600 E. Aramingo Ave., 19125)

Feltonville Recreation Center (4726-4700 Ella St, 19120)

Kelly Pool (4231 Landsdowne Dr., 19131)

Lawncrest Recreation Center (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111)

Max Myers Playground (1601 Hellerman St., 19149)

Sacks Playground (400 Washington Ave., 19147)

Thursday, June 20

Christy Recreation Center (728 S. 55th St., 19143)

Fox Chase Recreation Center (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)

Francisville Playground (1737 Francis St., 19130)

Mander Playground (2140 N. 33rd St., 19121)

Northern Liberties Recreation Center (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)

Pleasant Playground (6757 Chew Ave., 19119)

Vogt Recreation Center (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135)

Friday, June 21

East Poplar Playground (820 N. 8th St., 19123)

Ridgway Pool (1301 Carpenter St., 19147)

Samuel Recreation Center (3539 Gaul St., 19134)

Ziehler Playground (200 E. Olney Ave., 19120)

Saturday, June 22

American Legion Playground (6201 Torresdale Ave., 19135)

Cobbs Creek Recreation Center (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139)

Cohocksink Recreation Center (2901 Cedar St., 19134)

Dendy Playground (1501 N. 10th St., 19122)

Lackman Playground (1101 Bartlett St., 19115)

Mitchell Playground (3700 Whitehall Ln., 19114)

Scanlon Playground (1099 E. Tioga St., 19134)

Germantown remembers, celebrates the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Juneteenth in Germantown isn’t just a celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

“How long were we free before we found out we were free,” asked Vashti Dubois, founder of the Colored Girl Museum.

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, two and a half years after the Civil War ended. However, most slaves were kept in dark about their freedom for years.

That was until June 19, 1865 — now known as Juneteenth — the date when slaves across the United States leared about their freedom.

Dubois says Germantown and Juneteeth are historically intertwined.

“Germantown has such a heavy duty enslavement history from Stenton House to the underground railroad in these spaces,” Dubois explained. 

Attendee Erica Hawkins says Juneteenth, in Germantown, isn’t just about one day or a month long celebration.

“Germantown has a significant history and place for the black community in Philadelphia,” she said. “This is just where life for the black community lives.”

Today’s Juneteenth celebration in these spaces, Dubois says, is an attempt to heal old wounds.

“How we celebrate Juneteenth, in some ways, provides us with the opportunity to at least spiritaully reclaim some of that time we lost, because we didn’t know.”

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‘This Is Therapy For Me’: Philadelphia Father’s Day 5K Run, Walk Helping Spread Awareness About Deadly Illness

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Every stride at Paine’s Park meant one step closer to ending a deadly illness. For those who lost loved ones to prostate cancer, the Philadelphia Father’s Day 5K Run and Walk is helping them heal and spread awareness.

“I’m here to celebrate the life and legacy of my father,” Jeanette Davis said.

For George Myers, it’s a new lease on life. His health took a drastic turn in 2012.

“I’m a survivor,” Myers explained. “I went to urology and I had the biopsy done and that’s when I found out I had cancer.”

But now he’s celebrating seven years cancer free with his sons this weekend.

Event organizers encouraged participants to break out their best ties for Father’s Day.

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The run and walk to beat prostate cancer has been going on more for more than a decade.

The proceeds benefit the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and its prostate cancer program.

“Anything we can do to help people tested, early detection is a plus,” Sharon Phillips Waxman said.

For organizer Phillips Waxman, the event is touches close to home.

“It got very personal a year-and-a-half ago when I lost my brother,” Phillips Waxman said.

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Stephen Phillips was 57 years old. His family now leaning on each other for support as they try to make sure no one else goes through the same grief.

“This is therapy for me, seeing how much our team raised,” said Kelly Phillips, Stephen’s daughter.

One in nine men are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

“In the Philadelphia area, we have among the highest prostate cancer rates in the United States,” Dr. Leonard Gomella said.

Making it across the finish line means hope for a cure.

Last year participants raised $10,000 for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, this year they hope to reach $50,000.

CBS3’s Crystal Cranmore reports.

‘It Was Completely Black’: Massive Structure Fire Erupts On Sea Isle City Waterfront

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Two people are hurt after a massive structure fire erupted at a Sea Isle City community landmark. Black smoke billowed from a shed and fuel tank along the water on the 300 block of 43rd Place, belonging to a staple Sea Isle City shop called Two Chums, a bait, tackle and boat rental shop, on Sunday.

“It was thick, the smoke was thick,” Michael Marino, a witness, said.

The two-alarm blaze charred a commercial boat and melted the side of a condo building.

With assistance from the Ocean City, Seaville, Avalon, Strathmere and Ocean View fire departments and the Cape May County Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire was placed the under control around 1 p.m.

Some neighbors were in disbelief.

“It was scary, it was really scary,” Elizabeth Bewley, a neighbor, said. “Because you didn’t know if the wind would shift and other houses would get damaged, there are boats in the water there – lots of boats, so they could also catch on fire also.”

Two people were taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries – one for smoke inhalation.

City officials say because of how close the condos and businesses are the outcome could have been much worse.

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“We did see our fire volunteers respond very rapidly and get the situation under control,” Sea Isle City public information officer Katherine Custer said.

“We got here before the fire trucks, that’s how we wound up here,” Marino said.

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It was a memorable Father’s Day for Phoenixville natives Marino and his daughter, Karlie.

They ate at a neighboring restaurant called Carmen’s Seafood Restaurant.

“It was completely black at one point you couldn’t see over the bridge because the smoke was so thick,” Karlie Marino said.

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The Cape May County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the exact cause.

Investigators were inside the shed, making sure there were no hazardous materials inside.

CBS3’s Chantee Lans reports.

Car Smashes Into Laundromat In Torresdale, Officials Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A car smashed into a business late Sunday afternoon. Authorities say the accident happened shortly before 4 p.m. at Revolution Laundromat, located at 3814 Morrell Ave., in the city’s Torresdale neighborhood.

It’s not clear if the integrity of the building has been compromised or how the driver lost control of their vehicle.

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The laundromat is located along Frankford and Morrell Avenues.

No injuries have been reported.

Wizard World makes wondrous return to Philadelphia: ‘It was just amazing’

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This weekend was about more than just dads, as thousands took time to also celebrate all things pop culture at Philadelphia’s most popular comic convention

Monsters, super heroes, villains and just about every cartoon character you can think of took over the Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend for the 19th annual Wizard World Comic Con.

“It was just amazing,” explained Zarin Seals.

He says he came out to the event with a few of his buddies, and says his day at the Convention center felt like he was at home.

“I felt included in something, that was cool,” he said. “I liked that. I’m a big fan of comic books and geek culture in general.”

During the festival attendees also go to show off their costumes, like Marissa, who was keeping it old school.

“I am the mad hatter bunny from ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” she said.

While Alyssa opted to make onlookers marvel at her Groot costume from “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

“People love the baby Groot, that’s why I keep on wearing it, even though it gets a little suffocating in this mask,” she explained.

In addition to pop culture vendors, games, and contests, visitors also got to see some of their favorite stars, like Ted Danson and Tony Danza.

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Police Searching For 3 Suspects Who Pistol-Whipped Homeowner, Stole Money During Home Invasion In Castor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are searching for three suspects who broke into a home and pistol-whipped the homeowner. The incident happened shortly after 2 a.m. on the 7200 block of Horrocks Street in city’s Castor neighborhood on Sunday.

Police say the intruders broke into the home through the basement and stole cash and a watch.

The suspects fled on foot through the front door, according to police.

The homeowner did not suffer any serious injuries and didn’t seek treatment.

No arrests have been made at this time.

An investigation remains ongoing.

Phillies Battered By Braves In Embarrassing Series Finale Blowout Loss

ATLANTA (AP) – Josh Donaldson homered for the third straight game, Mike Foltynewicz allowed only one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-1 on Sunday to win the three-game series and solidify their NL East lead. Donaldson’s two-run homer in the third off Cole Irvin gave the Braves a 5-0 lead. Donaldson had three hits for the second straight game.

The Braves piled on with five runs in the seventh, when Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer and Ronald Acuña Jr. also homered off Jerad Eickhoff. Atlanta outhit Philadelphia 19-6.

The Braves, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped with a 6-5 loss to the Phillies on Saturday night, won two of three in the series. Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 2½ games in the NL East.

Foltynewicz (2-5) walked five batters but allowed only four hits with six strikeouts. He entered the game with a 6.02 ERA, including a 6.75 mark in his past three starts.

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Vince Velasquez (2-4) lasted 2 1/3 innings in his first start since May 6. The right-hander allowed four runs and four hits. Irvin, the left-hander recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before the game, gave up six runs in 3 2/3 innings.

The Phillies loaded the bases but couldn’t score in the second. Foltynewicz gave up a single to Velasquez before walking Jean Segura and Bryce Harper, but Scott Kingery’s fly ball to center field ended the inning.

Atlanta led 7-0 before Harper’s run-scoring single to left field gave Philadelphia its first run in the fifth. Austin Riley bobbled the ball in left field, allowing Harper to advance to second. Irvin, who walked, was held at third base. Foltynewicz recovered by striking out Kingery and Rhys Hoskins to strand the runners on second and third.

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Freddie Freeman hit a two-run double off Velasquez in the first. Ozzie Albies hit a two-run double in the fifth.

Donaldson homered in every game of the series, his first three-game streak since Sept. 15-17, 2017. He had a career-best, four-game stretch from May 25-29, 2015.

Phillies utility infielder Sean Rodriguez retired the Braves in order in the eighth, his first career pitching performance.

Braves rookie Huascar Ynoa, called up on Saturday, made his major league debut with two scoreless innings.


Phillies: OF Jay Bruce was held out with left hamstring tightness. Bruce is not expected to miss significant time. … C J.T. Realmuto also was left out of the starting lineup. He left Saturday night’s game feeling nauseous after hit by a foul tip in his groin area.

Braves: LHP Sean Newcomb is expected to avoid the IL after being hit on the back of the head by Realmuto’s line drive and knocked out of Saturday night’s game. Newcomb had no concussion symptoms on Sunday. He is expected to return to the bullpen following the spot start.


In addition to recalling Irvin, the Phillies activated right-hander Pat Neshek from the injured list. Neshek was placed on the injured list on May 25 with a right shoulder strain. Right-hander Edgar Garcia and left-hander Ranger Suarez were optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.


Phillies: RHP Jake Arrieta (6-5, 4.31) will face LHP Patrick Corbin when the Phillies open a four-game series at NL East rival Washington on Monday night.

Braves: Rookie Mike Soroka (7-1, 1.92), who is 2-0 with a 0.73 ERA in two starts against the Mets, will face Zack Wheeler (5-4, 4.87) when Atlanta opens a three-game series against New York on Monday night.

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Dads get to relax for special Father’s Day fishing outing

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A father’s day fishing excursion gives local dads a chance to bond with the ones they love.

The pond full of fish at Linvilla Orchards gave Corey Dion the perfect opportunity to introduce his 3-year-old daughter Avery to one of his favorite past times.

“I wanted to come out and take my daughter with her frozen fishing pole, teach her some fishing, get her into the hobby and see if I can get her to enjoy it and do it a little more down the line,” Dion said. 

Dan Woods from Manayunk brought his son Liam out to the pond to teach him how to fish, but Liam ended up out fishing his old man.

“It’s a very peaceful place, only like a 20 minute drive for us and it’s like we’re out in the country and enjoying some nice fresh air. It’s a great way to spend father’s day morning and a great way for this little guy to teach me how to fish,” Woods said. 

Mike Rosenfield says his Father’s Day fishing trip with his daughter Emma is one he will not soon forget.

“It’s just a new tradition we’re going to try starting. She just got into fishing, so we’re going to start trying to do this a little more often,” he said. 

Many of the dads who came out say it’s not about what they catch, it’s about quality time with their kids.

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Violent weekend leaves 1 dead, multiple injured in at least 10 shootings across Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One person is dead and many more are injured following at least 10 shootings in Philadelphia over the weekend.

Philadelphia police say from Friday night into Saturday morning, there were shootings in Hunting Park, Port Richmond, West Philadelphia and South Philadelphia.

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There was also a double shooting in South Philadelphia. 

On Saturday, a woman was shot in the head and killed in the Brewerytown section of North Philadelphia. There was also a double shooting in the Graduate Hospital area and a shooting in Frankford. 

There have been no arrests in any of these incidents.

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Philadelphia had at least 10 shootings over the weekend

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One person is dead and many more are injured following at least 10 shootings in Philadelphia over the weekend.

Philadelphia police say from Friday night into Saturday morning, there were shootings in Hunting Park, Port Richmond, West Philadelphia and South Philadelphia.

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There was also a double shooting in South Philadelphia. 

On Saturday, a woman was shot in the head and killed in the Brewerytown section of North Philadelphia. There was also a double shooting in the Graduate Hospital area and a shooting in Frankford. 

There have been no arrests in any of these incidents.

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On this day for dad, 17th annual Philadelphia Father’s Day Run takes place

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many people started their Father’s Day in Philadelphia by running or walking on MLK Drive to benefit the fight against prostate cancer and raise awareness for one of the most common cancers in men. 

The Philadelphia Father’s Day Run used to be known as the Gary Papa Run, named after the longtime Philadelphia sportscaster who died from prostate cancer.

The name of the event may have changed, but not the spirit of togetherness and giving, says event organizer Sharon Phillips Waxman.

“Proceeds from this run will benefit the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Prostate Cancer programs at Jefferson. Really great partnership. Last year we were able to write them a check for $10,000,” Waxman said.

Waxman lost her brother, Steve, to prostate cancer last year after a five-year fight.

“He had just turned 57-years-old. He was diagnosed early, unfortunately he had a very aggressive form of cancer.”

Steve’s daughter, Kelly, helped organize a team to honor her dad and says the disease may have eventually taken his life, but it never changed who he was.

“Always had those dad jokes that he would tell all the nurses and doctors when he was in the hospital for treatment. So no matter what was going on he was always trying to have a good time and making everyone else laugh no matter how he was feeling,” she said. 

In his honor, she says they raised $5,000 for the run.

“I think he would be proud because of how much we worked for this and how much we raised,” Kelly said.  

If there’s anyone who knows how important early detection and treatment is, it’s Eugene DeGeorge of Cape May.

“I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I was in for two months of very intense treatment in 1999 and I’m still here,” DeGeorge said. 

And his daughter Sarah is counting their blessings.

“In the beginning, the prognosis was: don’t make plans in five years,’ she said. 

Fast forward two decades later, and Sarah and her dad can spend another Father’s Day together, doing something they love

“It’s nice, now that I’m older also, that we can run 5Ks together.” 

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